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It’s all too easy for first-time visitors to NYC to fall into the tourist trap of hop-on hop-off buses, Times Square hotels and overpriced Broadway tickets—not exactly cheap or authentic ways to experience the city. Instead, try some of our favorite ways to explore NYC on a budget. Nothing on this list costs more than $50, and it includes some of the best New York attractions, museums and even a few New York City tours. You might even be able to afford a night out at one of the best restaurants in NYC with all the dough you saved.
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